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Old 04-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Short notice cruise

What is the shortest amount of time you have to book a cruise? Can you book a couple days before? We had to cancel our cruise because of so many uncertainties next spring break, but if somehow all the stars aligned, could we book at the last minute? (well for us the drive is 17 hours, so it would have to be a couple days before).
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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I booked a Royal Caribbean cruise in 2007 three days prior to sailing. A few weeks ago I booked a Princess cruise a week prior to sailing (and met a woman on board who had booked four days prior). Not sure about DCL, but I would imagine it is similar. I will say I have noticed DCL's rates are not as generous as other cruise lines the closer you get to the sailing date.
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I have book DCL 3 days out. After that they pull the cruise off the website.

It went fine.

I drive about 20 hours each way also!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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I have book DCL 3 days out. After that they pull the cruise off the website.

It went fine.

I drive about 20 hours each way also!
Thanks that would work!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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You would need to do the on-line check in and then report to the terminal at your designated time. A little early is fine. You will not recieve lugge tags in the mail. The have blank tags at the terminal when you offload your luggage.

you will have 2nd seating for dinner.
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You would need to do the on-line check in and then report to the terminal at your designated time. A little early is fine. You will not recieve lugge tags in the mail. The have blank tags at the terminal when you offload your luggage.

you will have 2nd seating for dinner.
I could live with that. We are platinum members, so we do have experience with the cruise. And I would absolutely love to go on the Magic for a 4 night next spring break. I love the old ships but only want to sail when they go to Castaway Cay. And they have a sailing that we booked but had to cancel because my DD has a tournament, but if they lose the week before, she would be free. We won't know that until a then though, so this would have to be a spontaneous decision.
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